FIVE YEARS AGO
PICCOLI SPARKS SELL-OFF SOLUTION
If the NSW government is re-elected next March they will sell off 49 per cent of the government owned electricity "poles and wires" businesses to pay for $20 billion worth of infrastructure upgrades. Murrumbidgee MP Adrian Piccoli gave the privatisation his blessing after it was agreed Essential Energy would be excluded from the sale.
JORDAN LIKELY TO CALL IT QUITS
TLU recruit Chris Jordan may have played his last game of rugby league. Jordan, who was signed from Group Nine side Temora in the off-season, broke his arm in TLU's last match against Leeton and has all but called time on his career, captain-coach Brent Pike said.
TEN YEARS AGO
Griffith Base Hospital has taken the dramatic step of opening a specialist swine flu clinic amid reports more than 10 locals have had contact with the highly contagious virus. As of midday Friday, the hospital was forced into lockdown. Only the front entrance remains open and anyone entering the building has to answer a series of questions before being allowed in.
BLACK AND BLUE
Yenda's best game of the year corresponded with the Black and Whites' worst, with the local derby seeing the undefeated Blueheelers thrash the Black and Whites 86-14 at EW Moore Oval yesterday.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
CONSTRUCTION TO JAZZ UP CBD
Flashy new apartments and stylish offices are to be the new feature of Griffith's central business district. A consortium of local business people called Transitional Investments will be pouring up to $6 million into the development which will be located at the former Keith Gill Ford depot on the corner of Ulong and Yambil streets.
TEN ARRESTED IN OPERATION
Carrathool and Hay have been at the centre of a major drug and firearms raid which has netted several players. Ten men, aged between 18 and 65, were arrested during the Vikings operation last Thursday.
THREE GENERATIONS MAKE A RACQUET
At 75 years of age, Tom Condon took the court of this year's MIA Open at Griffith's Jack Shannon Memorial courts as its oldest participant. And grandson Lachlan may have celebrated a birthday yesterday, but he was still the event's youngest entrant at eight.